Work of the Week

Jennifer Carvalho’s ‘Backlot’

Jennifer Carvalho’s ‘Backlot’

2013 was a busy year for Jennifer Carvalho: The Ontarian artist received a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Guelph and became a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. We’re clearly not the only ones who love her moody suburban landscapes. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Michael Covello’s ‘Bedlam on the Boat’

Michael Covello’s ‘Bedlam on the Boat’

Michael Covello’s graphic paintings turned heads throughout Florida in 2013. A recent graduate of the University of South Florida Master of Fine Arts program, the mixed-media artist exhibited at several juried shows this year and was featured in a recent edition of “New American Paintings.” See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Kevin Kopacka’s ‘The One You Feed’

Kevin Kopacka’s ‘The One You Feed’

Ethereal and luminous, Kevin Kopacka’s oil paintings capture a fantasy world in which shadowy forms melt into color. Kopacka finds inspiration for this surreal imagery from the literature and poetry of the Viennese Modern Age at the turn of the 20th century. He says elements of the paranormal—“ the notion of things existing that go […]

Amy Boone-McCreesh’s ‘Untitled’

Amy Boone-McCreesh’s ‘Untitled’

Vibrant colors and patterns characterize Amy Boone-McCreesh’s 3-D installations, mixed media and paintings. A reverence for culture and rituals mark her work, which derives inspiration from “decorations, holiday celebrations and even funerary displays from around the world,” she says. According to Boone-McCreesh, “I love the idea of non-artists expressing themselves visually to mark an important […]

Tomomi Morishima’s ‘Puddle’

Tomomi Morishima’s ‘Puddle’

Playing with positive and negative forms, Tomomi Morishima creates oil impressions of space, figures and architecture before dissolving into the abstract. Vibrant colors bring a playful touch to the final canvas. “I begin to paint at first without a plan and see what happens,” he says. “At that time, it looks like a pure abstract […]

Denimu’s ‘A Blue Eye’

Denimu’s ‘A Blue Eye’

British artist Ian “Denimu” Berry manipulates denim to create detailed portraits and rich urban landscapes. He believes the universal familiarity of the fabric opens the doors of connection with his audience. His “painting with denim” has received international acclaim from both critics and collectors. “I am comfortable and confident wearing [denim] in my life, so […]

Elsa Muñoz’s ‘Ponytail’

Elsa Muñoz’s ‘Ponytail’

Realist painter Elsa Muñoz explores shadow and light in her oil paintings of figures, landscapes and still life. Nature and personal experiences have a large impact on her work, and her landscapes frequently portray natural disasters. “I enjoy solitude, creative thinking, and the challenge of conveying a feeling or a thought through the use of […]

Dan VanLandingham’s ‘Cleared for Landing’

Dan VanLandingham’s ‘Cleared for Landing’

Through his oil and acrylic landscapes, Dan VanLandingham captures the vastness of space and the delicate light that inhabits it. His most recent work serves as “common ground for distressed and sublime spaces at the mercy of human encroachment,” exploring the abusive effects humans have on natural spaces. “Creating images allows me to become, simultaneously, […]

Lauren Coulson’s ‘Fault Line’

Lauren Coulson’s ‘Fault Line’

Lauren Coulson layers acrylics, inks and dyes on canvas, fusing the mediums to create eye-catching, active imagery. She “assists with the aftermath” of mixing these mediums, molding the paint to obtain “the desired balance of chance and control.” The cosmos and natural phenomena play prominent roles in her work. “I am fascinated with everything—from the […]

Vimal Chandran’s ‘Winter Grave’

Vimal Chandran’s ‘Winter Grave’

Illustrator and photographer Vimal Chandran frequently travels throughout India, gathering inspiration from the country’s vibrant pop culture and social politics. The self-taught artist has been painting since childhood and became a full-time visual artist after leaving his job as a software engineer. “I wanted to do more on my own, so I thought art was […]